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Question: Figure P8.76 shows a clawhammer as


Figure P8.76 shows a clawhammer as it is being used to pull a nail out of a horizontal board. If a force of magnitude 150 N is exerted horizontally as shown, find
(a) The force exerted by the hammer claws on the nail and
(b) The force exerted by the surface at the point of contact with the hammer head. Assume that the force the hammer exerts on the nail is parallel to the nail and perpendicular to the position vector from the point of contact.

Figure P8.76:



Figure P8.76 shows a clawhammer as it is being used -1


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